Space Shifters Review

I am currently doing my arts award silver, so I am going to share my review on when I went to Space Shifters, and Arts Exhibition in London.

Space Shifters Review

My friend Maisie and I visited Space Shifters, an exhibition based in London, South bank centre. It is an exhibition of sculptures that explore perception and space. It features 20 artists and has been around for roughly 50 years, with artwork made in the 1960's. Many of the work in this exhibition were made from translucent materials such as glass, acrylic e.c.t. Others involve the use of reflective materials, such as stainless steel and engine oil to give the best effect. The first thing that stood out to me as I entered was the amazing sculpture created by Jeppe Hein. It was two large mirrors that have been placed at right-angles to one another. As well as reflecting the surrounding environment, each mirror also reflects it's twin. I found this very interesting as when the artwork rotates, you see yourself and the other people around you.

One of the most impressive creations that really caught my eye was the main exhibit. It is a room filled with engine oil, only leaving a narrow passageway through the centre. This was created by Richard Wilson in 1987. I found walking through it very confusing as it creates a completely different perception. Although it took around an hour to queue, it was definitely worth it!

Overall, I really enjoyed visiting Space Shifters and would definitely recommend! There wouldn't really be anything that I would have changed about the experience, as there was a huge variety of exhibits. I liked the fact they had interactive pieces that you could touch, I found that it made it a lot more enjoyable. Every piece of work was amazing and would inspire me for future creations.

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